Directions: In this section, you will hear 10 short conversations. At the end of each conversation, a question will be asked about what was said. Both the conversation and the question will be spoken only once. After each question there will be a pause. During the pause, you must read the four choices marked A), B), C) and D), and decide which is the best answer. Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center.
You will hear:
You will read:
A) At the office.
B) In the waiting room.
C) At the airport.
D) In a restaurant.
From the conversation we know that the two were talking about some work they had to finish in the evening. This is most likely to have taken place at the office. Therefore, A) “At the office” is the best answer. You should choose [A] on the Answer Sheet and mark it with a single line through the center.
W:I heard you got a full mark in math exams. Congratulations!
M: Thanks! I'm sure you also did a good job.
Q: What's the probable relationship between the two speakers?
W: Hi, Tony. How did your experiment go yesterday?
M: Well, it wasn't as easy as I had thought .I have to continue doing it tonight.
Q: What do we learn from the conversation?
M:I hear you are moving into a new apartment soon?
W: Yes, but it is more expensive. My present neighbor plays the piano all night long.
Q: Why is the woman moving?
W: Mr. Jones, your student, Bill, shows great enthusiasm for music instruments.
M:I only wish he showed half as much for his English lessons.
Q: What do we learn from the conversation about Bill?
W: Oh, dear!1'm starving, I can't walk any farther.
M: Let's go to the restaurant across the street and get something to eat.
Q: Where are the two people?
W: Why didn't you make an appointment to see the doctor last week when you first twisted your ankle?
M: The injury didn't seem serious then. I decided to go today, because my foot still hurt when I put my weigh on it.
Q: Why didn't the man see the doctor earlier?
M:I wonder if Suzy will be here by 5 o'clock.
W: Her husband said she left home at 4:30.she should be here at 5:10,and 5:15 at the latest.
Q: what time did Suzy leave home?
W: When will you be through with your work, John?
M: who knows? My boss usually finds something for me to do at the last minute.
Q: What do we learn from the conversation?
W:I don't know what I'm going to wear to the party .All of my clothes look so old and I can't afford something new .
M:Why don't you wear your black silk dress?
Q:What is the woman going to do?
M: How did you like yesterday's play?
W: Generally speaking, it was quite good. The part of secretary was played wonderfully, but I think the man who played the boss was too dramatic to be realistic.
Q: How does the woman feel about the man?
Section B Compound Dictation
Directions: In this section, you will hear a passage three times. When the passage is read for the first time, you should listen carefully for its general idea. When the passage is read for the second time, you are required to fill in the blanks numbered from S1 to S7 with the exact words you have just heard. For blanks numbered from S8 to S10 you are required to fill in the missing information. You can either use the exact words you have just heard or write down the main points in your own words. Finally, when the passage is read for the third time, you should check what you have written.
If you are a young college student, most of your concerns about your health and happiness in life are probably (S1) ________ on the present. Basically, you want to feel good physically, mentally, and (S2) ________ now. You probably don’t spend much time worrying about the (S3) ________ future, such as whether you will develop heart disease, or (S4) ________, how you will take care of yourself in your (S5) ________ years, or how long you are going to live. Such thoughts may have (S6) ________ your mind once in a while. However, if you are in your thirties, forties, fifties, or older, such health-related thoughts are likely to become (S7) ________ important to you.
(S8) ________ that will help you feel better physically and mentally. Recently researchers have found that, even in late adulthood, exercise, strength training with weights, and better food can help elderly individuals significantly improve their health and add happiness to their life. (S9) ________, giving us the opportunity to avoid some of the health problems that have troubled them (S10) ________
S8. Regardless of your age, you can make a number of important changes in your current lifestyle.
S9. We know much more about preventive health today than our parents and grandparents did in the past
S10. And this new knowledge can be transmitted to our children to help them become healthier than our generation